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, we may be looking at another recession as well. >> reporter: his election campaign stops in florida, virginia, ohio and new hampshire are critical. while they carry a combined total of 62 electoral votes, any one of them could make or break his chances. and he's not finished yet. a top campaign official confirms he will make more stops on election day. back in ohio and in pennsylvania. a state romney suddenly sees moving his way. but complicating his message, his final targeted states feature unemployment rates that have plummeted in recent months. florida's governor rick scott says that's no thanks to the president. >> guess what? the biggest drop in unemployment in the country is in our great state of florida. and you know what? government didn't do it. you did it. >> what we see now is an administration and a presidency littered with broken promises. >> reporter: romney's running mate, paul ryan, who's largely stayed out of the spotlight in the final days of the campaign, has started to ratchet up the rhetoric. on a conference call with religious conservatives, ryan warned the pr
times" told readers it's obama again. even though florida still hasn't officially been called for either candidate, the miami herald says it's obama. cnn white house correspondent brianna keilar's been keeping track of what the president's been doing since his victory speech early this morning. brianna, the president should be landing back in washington very soon taking marine one over to the white house. he's got a full agenda ready i assume. >> reporter: he does. and i will tell you, wolf, the white house is keeping it under wraps as far as what happens after he arrives at the white house. but we know he'll land obviously at andrews air force base. we're expecting that not too long after 5:00 eastern. and then he'll come here to the white house landing on the south lawn in marine one. the first time he's been back to the white house knowing that he'll be here for another four years. this morning he did wake up in chicago as we await for him to leave chicago he called con gregs gnat leaders, democrats and republicans in both the house and senate before making his way to the airport stop
ohio to virginia to florida to colorado back and forth across the battleground states in the final hours. and part of the message is countering the message you hear from romney. governor romney says he will bring big change, the president arguing he is the only one who can carry that banner. listen to this. >> you may not agree with every decision i've made. sometimes you may have been frustrated by the pace of change. but, you know where i stand. you know what i believe. you know i mean what i say and i say what i mean. >> and wolf, part of his argument there as well as he's an honest person that voters can trust. something interesting i'll tell you, you might be able to tell over my shoulder, a comparatively small crowd here. they've been mixing it up. the one in wisconsin 20,000 people, according to law enforcement officials there. this one significantly smaller. where ever i've been, they ask for a show of hands how many people have early voted, at most of the president's events have already voted. and the campaigns are emphasizing that's something that's a plus for them. a lot
vote. obama dominated everywhere else. >> when you look at a state like florida, we know that we signed up 137,000 new people to vote. and we also know that the president only won by about 50 thousand votes. and those folks we signed up to vote were black and brown primarily. >> reporter: studies show the hispanic vote agree between 43% from 2000 to 2010. the numbers can't be ignored. republicans acknowledging they need to reach out to latino and african-americans. >> i think that republicans certainly have to address that one way or another. i had dinner with archer davis not long ago who outlined what he thought and his points were very significant. in terms of what blacks and hispanics believe what they want and candidate and so on. i think if republicans don't start listening to that, it's going to be a long time before they wiven. >> reporter: they pin their hopes on marco rubio, and ted cruise of texas. >> given the election results, some conservatives are now saying maybe it is time to embrace comprehensive immigration reform to find a solution to the millions of undocumented imm
florida went for george w. bush by 537 votes? out of millions cast. >> i am. because you can't ever get that out of your head because it was just such a surprise. i can tell you, you know, it's not whether i hear them, it's whether both these campaigns hear them. one of the things i was listening to james baker the other day who of course was the lead lawyer for the then-candidate bush in 2000 who said, look, none of us ever expected this would happen. we weren't ready for a recount when it suddenly was obvious they needed one. both sides have lawyers that have been studying sometimes automatic recounts in some states. they've been looking at all the voter laws in these swing states just for the possibility that this could happen in ohio or colorado or florida or, you know, any of the -- virginia, any of those other swing states. >> you're seeing evidence in ohio, john, of a lot of lawyers getting ready to get involved if necessary. >> reporter: and let's hope it doesn't happen. but they're watching this through the early voting process. there are observers when you go to the early voti
night and yet florida still isn't red or blue. election officials in miami-dade county finished counting absentee ballots today and have 2,800 provisional ballots left to process. the election supervisor says they should be done counting by tomorrow afternoon with 97% of the state's vote in president obama leads by 47,000 votes. could puerto rico become the 51st state? residents voted on the island's status as a commonwealth tuesday. and for the first time a majority said they favored statehood. it is a nonbinding referendum, but it compels congress to make a decision about it. as a commonwealth residents are subject to u.s. laws but don't have to pay some federal taxes. and you won't have to watch the news for your next dose of vice president joe biden. he's going to be on next week's episode of "parks and recreation" playing himself when amy's character visits the white house. her character has a huge crush on the vice president once saying her ideal man would have "the brains of george clooney and the body of joe biden." so joe biden apparently quite a few fans including amy's charact
twice for drunken driving. abraham shakespeare in florida was murdered after winning $31 million. then amanda clayton, a young mother who won $1 million in the michigan lottery. she made headlines when she copted to watch food stamps. she was found dead of an apparent drug overdose. are they unlucky or is there something more? big payouts can isolate people. thrust them into a world of wealth that is foreign to them. long lost family members may hound them. there's a guilt factor, who to help out and who not to. and there's a funny thing about money and happiness you may not realize. >> you win the lottery. and so you spend a lot of money. and what happens is you get used to having a lot of money and spending a lot of money. so what happens is you actually have to spend more money to get the same level of happiness. >> reporter: but what about the lottery winners who do end up happy? what's their secret? experts say they don't lose their sense of self. and they can separate their identity from their money. and what makes people really happy is actually the pursuit of happiness, e
, the florida socialite whose concern over threatening e-mails led to an investigation that revealed an affair between cia director david petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. a pentagon official told reporters allen who commands the war in afghanistan is adamant he did nothing wrong. a senior official close to allen tells cnn of kelly there is no affair, she's a bored socialite. a u.s. official says there appears to be nothing criminal involved. but allen is now under investigation for what is called inappropriately flirtatious e-mails to kelly. >> secretary directed it be referred to inspector general of department of defense. >> the fbi found up to 35,000 pages of documents, some dating back two years during the investigation. according to a senior official close to allen, one message the afghan commander sent warned kelly she had been threatened. the official says allen had received an anonymous message, now believed to be from broadwell. the pentagon was called in because allen is subject to military law. but why did this only come out now in public view? >> we have a large amount
of these other numbers. colorado obviously important. florida, virginia, certainly ohio. but look at these numbers. this is from the new nbc "the wall street journal" poll in iowa obama 50%, romney 44%. much closer in new hampshire. obama 49%, romney 47% within the sampling error. wisconsin similarly 49%, 46%. these states are pretty important as well. >> every state. all of these battleground states are very important. there are different permutations to get to the all important 270. you look at a tiny state like new hampshire which is so close, four electoral votes, wolf, but it's the last place mitt romney is going to visit before he goes home to boston to vote. the president's going to be there. this could be the difference in the electoral college. if you look at iowa and wisconsin, two other numbers you just threw out there. iowa and wisconsin very important part of the president's firewall in the midwest. for example, should he lose florida, iowa and wisconsin very important. same thing with ohio. both of them -- both those states important to both of these candidates. and
of that really controversial comment he was overheard at that fund-raiser in boca raton last may down in florida speaking about the 47% who were effectively, i'm paraphrasing, natures, including recipients of social security, anyone who gets government assistance, if you will. that caused him an enormous amount of problems in the campaign as well. do you see a similarity here and there? >> absolutely. look, as a party, as a country, we're an aspirational party, an aspirational country. we believe the best days are ahead of us. we're a country that believes everybody wants their children to do better than their parents have done. what that means is we want our kids to get a great education, great paying jobs. i believe people who are on food stamps, who are on government assistance don't want to be there. they're there because they don't have the ability to get better paying jobs. it's our responsibility to grow the economy, give them the better opportunities to have a better quality of life. we don't advance the discussion or debate by insulting folks. we need to stick to our principles and trea
states, california, nevada and florida, have already made self-driving vehicles legal as long as the human's sitting in the driver's seat in case of a emergency. that's a good idea. meanwhile, these cars could lose worker productivity. the average commuter spends 250 hours a year behind the wheel. or they could come in handy after you've had a couple cocktails. self-driving trucks could transform the trucking industry. picture long lines of self-driving 18-wheelers traveling down the highway just a few inches apart, no drivers, no stops for gas or food, it could boost fuel efficiency as much as 20%. we're going to need to keep driving ourselves though for a while longer. experts say the driverless cars should be more common in another ten to 15 years when the costs come down. here's the question, how would you feel about riding in a car that drives itself? go to cnn.com/caffertyfile, post a comment on my blog. or go to our post on the "the situation room" facebook page. i don't know if i'd trust a car to drive itself. >> me either. i wouldn't feel good about it at all, jack. n
, florida, is evening tore sell it before the end of the year because of the pending fiscal cliff. unless congress acts by year end, capital gains taxes will go up. for homeowners with a lot of equity in their homes, selling now can make a big difference. >> if you're looking for someone who's selling their property at a $10 million sales price and they have a $5 million cost in the property, there's a potential $5 million profit, capital gains being 5% right now. they're estimated to go up to 25% next year. so in theory, there's $500,000 savings for both seller and buy tore get the deal done. >> reporter: even if you have an averaged-priced home, the fiscal cliff negotiations could have a major impact on you. congress could limit the amount of home mortgage interest homeowners can write off their taxes. one proposal from the simpson/bowles commission would cap the deduction at $500,000. lawmakers may also limit tax breaks for second homes. distressed homeowners could also see major changes ahead. the mortgage debt relief act, which waives the tax obligation on portions of the mortgage s
place, right time, wolf. i've been doing the lottery draws now for about eight years here in florida. and florida, you know, hosts the power ball draws. and i auditioned for it and lucky enough to get it. it's been a great ride so far. >> do people recognize you on the street? you go out at 10:59 p.m. eastern and make -- take that ball and make somebody very, very happy, people are watching. >> people are watching. we've had people fly in from all over the country just to come to our studios and watch the draw because they wanted to see how it worked. they watch it from their homes, but they want to see how it looks in person. we're happy to have them in the studio. they have a viewing room, so they can come in and watch. yeah, i go out and people, you know, they spot me as the lottery guy, the power ball guy. it's a great job. i have the opportunity to really change people's lives. and every time i go out on the set and pull those numbers, i'm thinking about the person who might be winning that night and how radically different their life could be the next day. >> are you allowed to
. the notion of seeing voters in line two, three, four hours, in florida i saw a woman today she was in line for five hours to cast her ballot. that is immoral, that's wrong, it's shameful. let people vote. we have four years to clean up the election process. let people vote. and for all you americans who stayed in line, thank you. >> it is pretty amazing. this is your state. >> and i can tell you i have had conversations with the governor, with the mayor of miami-dade, with the incoming speaker of the florida legislature, i think they are all very aware of the problems. look, i don't think it was an attempt at voter suppression, but i think it looked and smelled like voter suppression. and in politics perception is reality. i think it was bureaucratic ineptitude. >> look at the precincts. majority of precincts the wait was three, four, five hours. nonmajority precincts it was 15, 20 minutes. >> remember miami-dade minority precincts could be super cuban, super -- >> this is one of the reasons it has to get solved. it's started to effect everybody. while i believe it was targeted towards min
's trying to find the rightful owner and will give it six month. >> and in port st.lucie, florida, a high school senior with cerebral palsy walks in public for the first time. he was nominated for home coming king and he made his way down the football field to pick up his crown. the very happy day for the popular student who beat out other football players and popular kids for the honor. >> lisa, thank you. >> you're in "the situation room." happening now, new questions about the timeline of an affair that brought down a decorated cia chief. just how long was it going on? was national security ever at serious risk? plus, new insights in the lives of general david petreus and paula broadwell from someone who has known both of them personally for years and has communicated with them since the scandal broke. our own david gergen and paula broadwell in her own words. what she says about her relationship with the man she spent a year with on the front lines in afghanistan. we want to welcome our viewers from the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation roo
on secession petitions including louisiana, north carolina and florida. here's the question. should texas be allowed to secede from the union? go to cnn.com/caffertyfile, post a comment on my blog. or go to our post on the "the situation room" facebook page. wolf. >>> jack, thank you. hope they don't. i like texas. i like them part of the united states of america. that would be bad if they seceded from the union. >> well, it's not going to happen. but it's an interesting idea. >> i know. thank you, jack. >>> republicans largely lost the female vote to democrats in last week's election. and that may have been on the minds of some republican house leaders. right now the house -- in the house the minority leader -- the majority leader i should say is eric canter, he's announcing his party's leadership including the re-election of a woman representative kathy mcmorris-rogers to a powerful position. kate bolduan has been working the story for us has details. what's going on here? >> kathy actually has a more powerful position this time around. she is now the conference chair of the republican
into florida, you would happened too many times in our past, the question is proportionalty. we understand your right to respond, as wrou respond plea u please don't let the situation spiral more out of control. there's the urgent short-term challenge which is why the president is reaching out to egypt, israel, turkey. and longer term challenges the president starts now moves into a second term, there will be more and more pressure for him to get actively involved in trying to turn down the temperature, try to recreate some sort of a peace process in the middle east at a time when he wants to move onto a second term, he'd like to turn his view of the world away from the middle east to asia and elsewhere and needs a new secretary of state. >> he needs a new secretary of state and since george mitchell left as his special envoy for the israeli/palestinian peace process, they've basically thrown their hands up in the air saying there's not much they can do. >> there's really no process. let's be honest. they have to have a process. there's no process for some time and tony blair as the representat
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